Published Friday, May 3, 2013 AT 6:41 PM / Updated at 6:48 PM
Ubel heading to Belgium?
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

There was other Nebraska basketball news on Friday besides selling out the new Pinnacle Bank Arena in season tickets.

Husker senior forward Brandon Ubel is considering an offer to play professionally in Brussels, Belgium, according to coach Tim Miles. There was discussion Friday that Ubel may get other European offers soon.

Nebraska also hosted a potential recruit Friday in 6-foot-9 Mikael Herbert from Finland. Herbert was accompanied by his father, Gordon, who coaches professionally in Germany.

Friday was the final day of the spring semester at NU. Miles said his players will regather soon in Lincoln to work out and play pick-up games. The NCAA also allows eight weeks of summer work with coaches in June and July, which is why Miles doesn’t want his team to scatter for the summer.

In recent years, Nebraska players haven’t taken part in the Omaha Summer League. Miles said he is unsure whether that will change.

“I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “I only want our guys involved if they can get there regularly. Sometimes on these things, transportation is a real issue.”

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at